Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'mountainkowboy' found 66 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 4  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: how long can one store a gas engined motorhome?

When put to the test none of the "stabilizers" works very well. Aviation 104 has 0 ethanol and last dang near forever. Had it in my dually that was stored for 4 years with this in the tanks. New battery and it fired right up, and never missed a beat. Ethanol is the enemy, if you have to store it for long periods of time....put non ethanol fuel in the tank. It's not as good a Av gas, but it better in the long run.
mountainkowboy 05/19/22 01:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Almost ready to full-time.

I'd recommend before that 3,000 mile shakedown, you take the MH and your truck to a big empty parking lot nearby, hitch it up, and turn a few laps around the parking lot. Hit brakes a few times, watch it as you make turns, etc. Make any adjustments needed, then. Once all looks and feels good, drive it on home to test it on the road. This way, you'll have a chance in a more controlled, relaxed setting (parking lot and roads close to home), to iron out any issues with the towing setup. If there is some adjustments, corrections, etc. needed, the time to make them is in a more relaxed setting *BEFORE* you leave on a long trip. This way, when you do leave for that 3,000 mile shakedown trip, you'll already have a lot of confidence that all is working as it should. We did this when we set up our Jeep to flat tow recently. Very glad we did, too, as there were some things that needed initially tweaking with the brake setup. Same system we had in the CR-V, and it weighed more than the truck does....lol, put 30,000 miles on that setup. Thanks for the advice, but if anything is needed I'm sure it will be VERY minor, maybe adjust the "rate" the brake is applied to the toad. We've been towing behind an RV for over 30 years now. Now we're finally retired.
mountainkowboy 05/19/22 01:42pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Almost ready to full-time.

Got the Even Brake system installed, and the wiring finalized today. going on a 3,000 mile shakedown soon.
mountainkowboy 05/18/22 11:23pm Dinghy Towing
Almost ready to full-time.

Been gettin the Ranger ready to be a toad. Got the baseplate on the other day. Had to spend an hour with a sledge straightening out the mounting ears for the bumper on the RF. https://i.imgur.com/0o5wea5l.jpg Tomorrow..........wiring and the brake system. https://i.imgur.com/Q3nSlx5l.jpg
mountainkowboy 05/16/22 06:44pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tailgate support rack

Ran an "Air Gate" on mine when the camper was off.
mountainkowboy 04/30/22 04:18pm Truck Campers
RE: Tow vehicle

The 2wd auto has the neutral in the transmission...it has no transfer case. You will burn up the trans towing it in neutral.
mountainkowboy 04/28/22 09:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle

Is your Ranger automatic? If so are you doing the driveshaft disc. or the pump. How are you going to handle braking? Guessing you should be okay on weight even w/the Harley.I've always heard those limits are from the lawyers anyway and you can fudge on them some. Doubt I'd be in TH without a dinghy but I'll definitely use it when towing, it knocks mileage down a bit but is a transmission saver. I don't plan to cruise at over 58 anyway. Yup, 2wd auto. I'll be ordering the driveshaft disco. at the end of the month. I have a Brake Buddy from the CR-V, our last toad, to take care of the brakes. The CR-V was just under 4,000lbs in "toad" trim, and the BB worked well behind our old HR moho. As for the weight I'm not worried, the Harley is 645lbs, even if the Ranger is 3,500lbs I'm good. That's what I'm doing, I'm having my disc. done here in Dallas, by the same outfit that's doing the Blue Ox plates and brake light wiring, I'll be ordering the Blue Ox braking outfit and fitting it myself. Kind of pricey all together but beats buying another vehicle. I'll be pushing up against 4,800 estimated when loaded out but I'll run everything up on the scales before heading for parts unknown, since I plan to run with full fresh water and all. I do everything myself.....gearhead for life....lol. I will have around $2,700 in it, so it's towable. I looked into other directions, but this ended up being the cheapest. For the Ford Ranger automatic there is a kit that will make it towable without a drive shaft disconnect or pump. It is called the Neutral Tow Kit (NTK) available from Ford. Check to see if it will work. Also, you will need a reprogram of the ECU. We have used one for 4 years, ours is a 2011 Ranger 4X4. Works well. That only works for a 4wd, the "neutral" is in the transfer case not the transmission.
mountainkowboy 04/17/22 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CBC radio

I will be running both CB and HAM in ours, there will be an antenna on both sides.....countdown to fulltime.......
mountainkowboy 04/16/22 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: GAS CLASS A. Vs. Dually

Our 07 F53 rides like a loaded F550, exactly what it is. I drove everything from 350's to KW's when I worked, and it drives EXACTLY like our F550 stake back loaded for a days work...LOL. The ride isn't harsh, just stiff. I have Bilstein shocks on it and they seem to do a decent job with it. I have 0 upgrades done to the suspension and am comfortable driving 2 fingered most of the time. I would like to upgrade my swaybars though. That being said, my 1990 F350 Dually, loaded with a 4,500lb truck camper and towing a loaded 2011 Ranger at 4,500lbs on a uhaul car trailer at 2,250lbs rode MUCH better. Got 9 mpg over 1,100 miles with the AC on.....lol. https://i.imgur.com/aDuKFE9l.jpg
mountainkowboy 04/16/22 03:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle

The limit is imposed by the MH manufacture, not the chassis manufacture. Slide under the rear of your MH and look at the cobbled-up mess that they used to extend the rear of the chassis for the receiver hitch and to support the rear of the MH. Our chassis is the way it came from Ford, there is no extension. I do a chassis inspection with a creeper every month or so. Gearhead for life, I do 95% of all maint and mechanical work on all my vehicles...keeps me young.
mountainkowboy 04/16/22 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle

Is your Ranger automatic? If so are you doing the driveshaft disc. or the pump. How are you going to handle braking? Guessing you should be okay on weight even w/the Harley.I've always heard those limits are from the lawyers anyway and you can fudge on them some. Doubt I'd be in TH without a dinghy but I'll definitely use it when towing, it knocks mileage down a bit but is a transmission saver. I don't plan to cruise at over 58 anyway. Yup, 2wd auto. I'll be ordering the driveshaft disco. at the end of the month. I have a Brake Buddy from the CR-V, our last toad, to take care of the brakes. The CR-V was just under 4,000lbs in "toad" trim, and the BB worked well behind our old HR moho. As for the weight I'm not worried, the Harley is 645lbs, even if the Ranger is 3,500lbs I'm good.
mountainkowboy 04/16/22 03:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiers of Motohomes

JMO, we just bought an 07 Tiffin Open Road gasser last October. We weren't really actively looking for a moho yet, but this one kinda fell in our laps. At that age my biggest concern was how well it was taken care of. Ours had 43K on the clock and the rest of the coach showed about the same. It had some issues, but I'm VERY mechanical, so non of what I found concerned me. Stick to higher end name brands and you should be fine. HR, Tiffin, GBM, Winnie, and the like. The tank level indicators always said full on the black and grey tanks, The bedroom slide didn't extend or retract, but you could hear the motor spin. The decals were cracked from age and sun damage. Tires were at 6 years old and starting to dry rot. That and it needed a good cleaning inside. We got ours for well under the book value because of the "issues". After driving it home 1,100 miles towing the Ranger on a car trailer, it took us 2 days to get everything fixed or sorted for 0 money. We presently have 51K on the clock and over 45 days "camping" in her. She goes in the 18th for drivetrain and chassis fluid changes, a new acc belt on the engine, and front end alignment. We will be leaving in May for a PNW tour and to visit friends. We plan on being gone till the end of July. Finish the house, sell it, and go fulltime. We thought about a diesel, but after owning diesels for decades and the cost premium of maint. and purchase price.....that buys ALOT of regular gas. We're retired and don't do "hurry up" vacations anymore. We don't usually drive more than 300 miles a day and boondock most of the time.
mountainkowboy 04/12/22 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle

We towed our Ranger home on a car trailer when we snap bought our 07. Went a crossed the scale at 5,500lbs on the trailer. Other than being a little slower going up hills, it didn't really care much. Lost 1 mpg due to the weight and yes, the V10 like to do 4K up hills. We are in the process of setting up the Ranger to be flat towed with the Harley in the bed. Ranger is a bit lighter than your Nissan though. Curb on ours is 3,200lbs they say. I will weigh everything after getting it outfitted though, so I know.
mountainkowboy 04/12/22 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bedding in overhead beds in T/C

I'm 80. Still do fitted sheets. Making the overhead bed isn't fun but it's doable. We're starting to look at class C's or B+'s with walkaround beds. Getting a little tired of slithering in and out of the overhead but we'll miss the offroad possibilities. We went to a motorhome, the wifes back just can't do the overhead bed any longer. I will get another TC after we finish moving.
mountainkowboy 02/03/22 02:06pm Truck Campers
RE: Random Questions

There are companies that make service beds that will work with TC's
mountainkowboy 02/02/22 12:46pm Truck Campers
RE: Wind Deflector

It had to be 15 years ago when we went through the same motions. There were many designs that were tried, and this is what we found. The "air foils" did nothing for fuel mileage. Some improved aerodynamics and had less buffeting. Most kept the underside of the bed cleaner of bug guts. I tried a "V" design similar to the one in the pic. It did keep the under cab bend much cleaner of road grime, but increased buffeting on our supercab with the windows down. So it was removed. https://i.imgur.com/kdyvIEPl.jpg
mountainkowboy 02/02/22 12:39pm Truck Campers
RE: 2004 39s fleetwood discovery new owner honey dew list

Hi all We’ve moved up to a class a after exhaustive searching reading and have purchased one which has been well maintained with a few fully disclosed regular maintenance things which I would like your assistance in Fixing 1. Rear bedroom furnace works intermittent 2.gas shocks in luggage compartments, need replacing anyone know where I can get a set and the size please. 3.the slide out seals look in good shape no tears or breaks and are still flexible, how hard are they to replace. 4 which dicor sealant for the roof around skylights etc. 5. Anyone have the full digital manual for me to read I’m sure there will be more whilst I get around this rig to get it to tip top, thanks all. I've found that most appliance ills can be fixed with a good cleaning. Take it apart and clean everything first, most of the time it's fixed. search the #'s on the strut, I've found replacements for as low as $12.00 a pair that way. If the seals are still soft and un cracked, use a rubber dressing on them. If they need replacing, you can get most any rubber profile from Steel Rubber products. True rubber cement is the best way to attach them. Find out what sealant the factory used first, some don't play well with Dicor. That being said, self leveling on the roof. There are MANY different sealants that will work on the vertical surfaces. Just make sure it's compatible with the sealant that's on it, or completely remove, clean, and then recalk. I do not know of any digital downloads for that coach, you might be able to find one on the chassis. Hope this helps. Remember that you need be diligent about maint. or you'll pay down the line.
mountainkowboy 02/01/22 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Insurance

National general for my last 4 RV's. Had a claim on my truck campers awning, it was fast, fair, and painless.
mountainkowboy 02/01/22 05:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1998 Holiday Rambler Vacationer? 13k Is it worth it?

Since I'm mechanical I wouldn't worry about it so much. It may need a few things, but if it was properly maintained, it should be pretty **** reliable. My DD is a 32 year old F350.....sits most of the time and is as reliable as a rock. We do 1,000 mile trips in it all the time, and it's never left me stranded.
mountainkowboy 02/01/22 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Setting up Solar on my Moho

Were booked for next week and will test the 12v system as it sits
mountainkowboy 12/13/21 10:04pm Tech Issues
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 4  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.